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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 90. Estimate CHF300. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF275. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOEOTIA, Thespiai. Early-mid 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 0.83 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. ΘΕS Crescent with points upwards. BCD Boiotia 598 ff. Toned. Nearly extremely fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.

The crescent on the reverse of this coin refers to Aphrodite Melainis, who was worshipped at Thespiai as a moon goddess.